Face to Face Bullying

The most common form of bullying takes place face to face where the bully and the victim are in the presence of each other. It can take the form of physical intimidation or actual beatings or can be verbal in nature and include behaviour such as name calling, jeering, insulting, teasing. Because this form of behaviour generally takes place in the presence of others, it can have a particularly humiliating and damaging impact on the person being bullied.

It happens in a wide variety of locations, in fact anywhere people tend to find themselves together in groups is a potential venue for bullying. In addition to verbal and physical bullying, being ignored and excluded while in the presence of others can be an equally hurtful experience. It is intended by the bully to make the victim feel like they do not fit in or that they have nothing in common with their peers.